One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An athlete or other person awarded a medal.‘an Olympic gold medalist’
winner, champion, conqueror, vanquisher, conquering hero, heroView synonyms
- ‘Many celebrated and professional athletes, world champions and Olympic medallists have touted that a vegetarian diet can provide all the nutrients.’
- ‘Several of Scotland's gold medallists turned into ambassadors, expressing how much they'd like the Games to come to Scotland in eight years.’
- ‘A delegation of Chinese Olympic gold medallists are to visit Hong Kong on Monday at the start of a three-day visit.’
- ‘Of all the athletes and gold medallists who came back from the Games, Amir has had the highest profile.’
- ‘Among the Olympic gold medallists taking part are Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe and English triple jumper Jonathan Edwards.’
- ‘The youngest female athletics gold medallist was also American.’
- ‘Australia play rivals New Zealand while the Americans, two-times defending gold medallists, tip off against Greece.’
- ‘The 2002 World Champion gold medallists advanced with the fastest time from the first semi-final.’
- ‘They're both Olympic gold medallists and they both grew up skiing Red.’
- ‘The boxer, along with the Athens gold medallists, will be meeting the Prime Minister next Tuesday.’
- ‘She was there again last Wednesday but, when you are a World Athletics Championship silver medallist, it is easy to go back.’
- ‘Gold medallist is used to refer to any athlete who has taken first place.’
- ‘As usual, a couple of gold medallists will pop up unexpectedly.’
- ‘Waterloo, as defending champions, ended up 11 shots behind Queen's, the gold medallists with a 314 total.’
- ‘The Americans had been gold medallists in every Olympics since 1992 when NBA players started competing in the Games.’
- ‘They've announced mega cash awards for medallists.’
- ‘Olympic hopefuls for the 2004 games as well as the current Olympic Gold medallists will be taking part.’
- ‘He only lost to the gold medallist, but had a couple of close contest wins which put him fifth on points count back.’
- ‘We have had gold medallists if not galore, then aplenty, so let's consult them.’
- ‘Jessica was presented with her award by Olympic gold medallist Tim Foster at a ceremony in London.’
2An engraver or designer of medals.
- ‘It was designed by a professional medalist named John Woodhouse Jnr and struck by West & Co of Belfast.’
- ‘He is a German sculptor, medallist, cabinetmaker, and designer, active in Nuremberg.’
- ‘There was a consistency in the quality of workmanship and in design that, coupled with the firm's position as royal goldsmiths, jewelers, and medalists, ensured that their position was unassailable.’
3The lowest scorer in a qualifying round of a golf tournament.
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